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Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater can be collected as it falls from the roofs of houses and buildings. It can also be collected underground in tanks and from other sources. The water can be used in irrigation or domestic use.


Building on a Tradition of Rainwater Harvesting

Pastoralists in sub-Saharan Africa are often part-time cultivators as well, and they manage to make the most of irregular rainfall by harvesting rainwater, using traditional

Will Critchley, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

Cement Mortar Jar

This case study is taken from 'Rainwater Harvesting'. This water container was originally developed in Thailand but has also been used in East

Dia Rees, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

Communautés au suivi des travaux de réalisation d’un mini réseau d’approvisionnement en eau

Ce guide d’utilisation vise à fournir aux communautés les informations les plus utiles : les différentes étapes pour la conception et la construction du forage et de la distribution par

The Global Water Initiative - GWI, Published on 2014/10/17

Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Tank: Training Module

A manual on how to train people in the construction of a ferrocement "pumpkin" water

Janathakshan, Published by united kingdom on 2014/10/17

Jarre en Mortier de Ciment

Cette étude de cas vient de la 'collecte des eaux de pluie'. Cette citerne d'eau a été à l'origine mise au point en Thaïlande mais a également été utilisée en Afrique de

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/10/17

Le Réservoir Citrouille Du Sri Lanka

Un réservoir d'eau de pluie de petite taille promu par la World Bank au Sri

Dai Rees, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/10/17

Rainwater Harvesting

This technology is used in places where conventional water supply systems are not provided, are too expensive, or fail to meet people's

Dia Rees, Shafiul Ahmed, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

Récupération D'eau De Pluie

Récolte de l'eau de pluie développée au Sri Lanka pour améliorer les moyens financiers

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/10/17

Run-off Rainwater Harvesting

Run-off rainwater harvesting developed in Sri Lanka. Rural farmers can use this technique to avoid water scarcity and thus enhance their

Practical Action, Published by Sri Lanka on 2014/10/17

The Sri Lankan Pumpkin Tank

A small scale roof water harvesting tank promoted in Sri Lanka by the World

Dai Rees, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

The Underground Brick Dome Tank, Sri Lanka - A Case Study

This RWH system was developed by the CWSSP programme in Sri Lanka. The tank, a 5m cubed underground brick built tank, is based on the design of the Chinese biogas

Dai Rees, Published by Sri Lanka on 2014/10/10

Water Harvesting in Sudan

In semi-arid zones such as North Darfur where the rainfall is concentrated over short periods of time, various approaches to balancing water demand with supply, such as rain water harvesting,

Practical Action Sudan, Published by Sudan on 2014/09/8


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